Soal Osn Bahasa Inggris Sman 60 2016/2017

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Soal Osn Bahasa Inggris Sman 60 2016/2017

The test is aimed at measuring the students' reading comprehension. Speed reading, careful reading and thorough reading are badly needed to accomplish this test perfectly. There are three genres for this test: Discussion, Exposition, and News Item. 25 minutes is available for you to do the test. Do your best and good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
         Many people say that examinations should be abolished because they are not the best measure of student’s capabilities. These people believe that students can study on their own and do better without the nagging worry and pressure exerted by examinations.     Yet, there are persuasive reasons to show that examinations should not be abolished. It is insufficient that teachers assign homework and correct it. Because this is not done under supervision, they cannot be sure that it is really the work of the students themselves. Moreover, homework is not a test of student’s ability. Homework is a method of merely keeping him occupied.     Nowadays, in the hunt for jobs, students need to produce some evidence of their capabilities. Prospective employers like to see copies of examination results. This is the only way a student’s qualifications can be judged. This attitude greatly encourages the use of examinations, since it is considered it necessary for them to measure their capabilities.Why do some people disagree to abolish the examination?
    • A. 

      Exam result is the only proof of student’s capabilities.

    • B. 

      Nobody trusts the students nowadays.

    • C. 

      It is a regulation in the country.

    • D. 

      It is a good measurement.

    • E. 

      It is for the sake of efficiency.

  • 2. 
           Many people say that examinations should be abolished because they are not the best measure of student’s capabilities. These people believe that students can study on their own and do better without the nagging worry and pressure exerted by examinations.       Yet, there are persuasive reasons to show that examinations should not be abolished. It is insufficient that teachers assign homework and correct it. Because this is not done under supervision, they cannot be sure that it is really the work of the students themselves. Moreover, homework is not a test of student’s ability. Homework is a method of merely keeping him occupied.       Nowadays, in the hunt for jobs, students need to produce some evidence of their capabilities. Prospective employers like to see copies of examination results. This is the only way a student’s qualifications can be judged. This attitude greatly encourages the use of examinations, since it is considered it necessary for them to measure their capabilities.What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
    • A. 

      The examination still keeps going on.

    • B. 

      The teachers’ roles supervise the students.

    • C. 

      The homework is important for students.

    • D. 

      The homework is usefulness for students.

    • E. 

      The teachers are insufficient in school.

  • 3. 
           Many people say that examinations should be abolished because they are not the best measure of student’s capabilities. These people believe that students can study on their own and do better without the nagging worry and pressure exerted by examinations.       Yet, there are persuasive reasons to show that examinations should not be abolished. It is insufficient that teachers assign homework and correct it. Because this is not done under supervision, they cannot be sure that it is really the work of the students themselves. Moreover, homework is not a test of student’s ability. Homework is a method of merely keeping him occupied.       Nowadays, in the hunt for jobs, students need to produce some evidence of their capabilities. Prospective employers like to see copies of examination results. This is the only way a student’s qualifications can be judged. This attitude greatly encourages the use of examinations, since it is considered it necessary for them to measure their capabilities.From the text above, we infer that….
    • A. 

      The examination is still used for measuring students’ qualifications.

    • B. 

      There are a lot of people agree the examination as the quality control.

    • C. 

      The examination is not necessary to use for measuring the students’ abilities.

    • D. 

      The examination is used as means of measuring students’ abilities anually before ending their education.

    • E. 

      The government obliges educational practitioners conducting the examination for increasing the quality.

  • 4. 
           Living in a big city has both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, it is often easier to find work, and there is usually a choice of public transport, so you don’t need to own a car. Also, there are a lot of interesting to do and places to see.       For example, you can eat in good restaurants, visit the museums, and go to the theater and to concerts. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually find a park where you can feed the ducks or just sit on a park bench and read a book. All in all, city life is full of bustle and variety and you need never feel bored.       However, for every plus there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but unless it is very well paid, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a big city is often very expensive.       It is particularly difficult to find good, cheap accommodation. What is more, public transport is sometimes crowded and dirty, particularly in the rush hour, and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every city dweller is looking for some open space and green grass. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city.       In conclusion, I think that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution. However, many people, when they get older, and particularly when they have young children, often prefer the peace and fresh air of the countryside. What is the suitable title of the text above?
    • A. 

      The positive effect of living in a big city

    • B. 

      Disadvantage of living in a big city

    • C. 

      Advantage of living in a big city

    • D. 

      The danger of living in a big city

    • E. 

      Living in a big city

  • 5. 
           Living in a big city has both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, it is often easier to find work, and there is usually a choice of public transport, so you don’t need to own a car. Also, there are a lot of interesting to do and places to see.       For example, you can eat in good restaurants, visit the museums, and go to the theater and to concerts. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually find a park where you can feed the ducks or just sit on a park bench and read a book. All in all, city life is full of bustle and variety and you need never feel bored.       However, for every plus there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but unless it is very well paid, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a big city is often very expensive.       It is particularly difficult to find good, cheap accommodation. What is more, public transport is sometimes crowded and dirty, particularly in the rush hour, and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every city dweller is looking for some open space and green grass. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city.       In conclusion, I think that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution. However, many people, when they get older, and particularly when they have young children, often prefer the peace and fresh air of the countryside. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
    • A. 

      Choice of public transport

    • B. 

      Living without having a car

    • C. 

      A lot of interesting things to do

    • D. 

      Advantages of living in a big city

    • E. 

      A side effect of living in a big city

  • 6. 
           Living in a big city has both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, it is often easier to find work, and there is usually a choice of public transport, so you don’t need to own a car. Also, there are a lot of interesting to do and places to see.       For example, you can eat in good restaurants, visit the museums, and go to the theater and to concerts. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually find a park where you can feed the ducks or just sit on a park bench and read a book. All in all, city life is full of bustle and variety and you need never feel bored.       However, for every plus there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but unless it is very well paid, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a big city is often very expensive.       It is particularly difficult to find good, cheap accommodation. What is more, public transport is sometimes crowded and dirty, particularly in the rush hour, and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every city dweller is looking for some open space and green grass. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city.       In conclusion, I think that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution. However, many people, when they get older, and particularly when they have young children, often prefer the peace and fresh air of the countryside.What is the advantage of living in a big city?
    • A. 

      It is often easy to find work

    • B. 

      It is not expensive to fulfill daily needs

    • C. 

      There are not any interesting things to do

    • D. 

      It is not difficult to find good accommodation

    • E. 

      There are not noise and pollution affecting people’s life

  • 7. 
           Living in a big city has both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, it is often easier to find work, and there is usually a choice of public transport, so you don’t need to own a car. Also, there are a lot of interesting to do and places to see.       For example, you can eat in good restaurants, visit the museums, and go to the theater and to concerts. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually find a park where you can feed the ducks or just sit on a park bench and read a book. All in all, city life is full of bustle and variety and you need never feel bored.       However, for every plus there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but unless it is very well paid, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a big city is often very expensive.       It is particularly difficult to find good, cheap accommodation. What is more, public transport is sometimes crowded and dirty, particularly in the rush hour, and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every city dweller is looking for some open space and green grass. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city.       In conclusion, I think that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution. However, many people, when they get older, and particularly when they have young children, often prefer the peace and fresh air of the countryside.The underlined word means…
    • A. 

      Eye catching

    • B. 

      Attractive

    • C. 

      Beautiful

    • D. 

      Wonderful

    • E. 

      Lunatic

  • 8. 
            The government has just published a report which suggest that television is partly responsible for the serious increase in crime over the last ten years. The exposure of violence or pornography harmfully effects on children.        Many people who are alive today know what it is like to live in a world without television. Television as we know is only about forty years old. Yet it is so much a part of our lives that it seems as if it had always existed.        Some people think that the years before the invention of television were a better time. They claim that families talked more and did more things together. More books were read. People used their imaginations more fully. People got more outdoor exercises.        But others disagree. They claim that television is a powerful educational tool. It informs us of what is going on in the world, from a famine in Africa to a local politics and fashion. It helps us understand how people live, work, and struggle.        In 1961, Newton Minnow, a government official, called prime-time schedules “ a vast wasteland.” Television is credited with being a great teacher, but it is also blamed for the poor reading and writing skills of our population. Television gets praised for helping us understand the people of the world. But it has been accused of helping to destroy family life. Television keeps us informed about the political issues of the day.        Experts will probably continue to argue about television’s value. But everyone agrees that it is one of the most significant inventions of the twentieth century. What does the writer want to tell?
    • A. 

      The development of television

    • B. 

      The advantages of television program

    • C. 

      The influence of television on people’s daily life

    • D. 

      How television destroys people’s life

    • E. 

      How television improves people’s knowledge

  • 9. 
            The government has just published a report which suggest that television is partly responsible for the serious increase in crime over the last ten years. The exposure of violence or pornography harmfully effects on children.        Many people who are alive today know what it is like to live in a world without television. Television as we know is only about forty years old. Yet it is so much a part of our lives that it seems as if it had always existed.        Some people think that the years before the invention of television were a better time. They claim that families talked more and did more things together. More books were read. People used their imaginations more fully. People got more outdoor exercises.        But others disagree. They claim that television is a powerful educational tool. It informs us of what is going on in the world, from a famine in Africa to a local politics and fashion. It helps us understand how people live, work, and struggle.        In 1961, Newton Minnow, a government official, called prime-time schedules “ a vast wasteland.” Television is credited with being a great teacher, but it is also blamed for the poor reading and writing skills of our population. Television gets praised for helping us understand the people of the world. But it has been accused of helping to destroy family life. Television keeps us informed about the political issues of the day.        Experts will probably continue to argue about television’s value. But everyone agrees that it is one of the most significant inventions of the twentieth century.The underlined sentence in paragraph 4 shows that they ….. with the existence of television.
    • A. 

      Love

    • B. 

      Prefer

    • C. 

      Satisfy

    • D. 

      Agree

    • E. 

      Choose

  • 10. 
            The government has just published a report which suggest that television is partly responsible for the serious increase in crime over the last ten years. The exposure of violence or pornography harmfully effects on children.        Many people who are alive today know what it is like to live in a world without television. Television as we know is only about forty years old. Yet it is so much a part of our lives that it seems as if it had always existed.        Some people think that the years before the invention of television were a better time. They claim that families talked more and did more things together. More books were read. People used their imaginations more fully. People got more outdoor exercises.        But others disagree. They claim that television is a powerful educational tool. It informs us of what is going on in the world, from a famine in Africa to a local politics and fashion. It helps us understand how people live, work, and struggle.        In 1961, Newton Minnow, a government official, called prime-time schedules “ a vast wasteland.” Television is credited with being a great teacher, but it is also blamed for the poor reading and writing skills of our population. Television gets praised for helping us understand the people of the world. But it has been accused of helping to destroy family life. Television keeps us informed about the political issues of the day.        Experts will probably continue to argue about television’s value. But everyone agrees that it is one of the most significant inventions of the twentieth century.Which of the following is good for children in watching TV?
    • A. 

      The children may watch bloody sport program all the time they want

    • B. 

      Children may watch TV whenever they like

    • C. 

      There shouldn’t be government censorship of TV program

    • D. 

      Children should spend all their time to watch TV program

    • E. 

      Children should be accompanied by their parents in watching TV

  • 11. 
            The government has just published a report which suggest that television is partly responsible for the serious increase in crime over the last ten years. The exposure of violence or pornography harmfully effects on children.        Many people who are alive today know what it is like to live in a world without television. Television as we know is only about forty years old. Yet it is so much a part of our lives that it seems as if it had always existed.        Some people think that the years before the invention of television were a better time. They claim that families talked more and did more things together. More books were read. People used their imaginations more fully. People got more outdoor exercises.        But others disagree. They claim that television is a powerful educational tool. It informs us of what is going on in the world, from a famine in Africa to a local politics and fashion. It helps us understand how people live, work, and struggle.        In 1961, Newton Minnow, a government official, called prime-time schedules “ a vast wasteland.” Television is credited with being a great teacher, but it is also blamed for the poor reading and writing skills of our population. Television gets praised for helping us understand the people of the world. But it has been accused of helping to destroy family life. Television keeps us informed about the political issues of the day.        Experts will probably continue to argue about television’s value. But everyone agrees that it is one of the most significant inventions of the twentieth century.The underlined word ("famine" in paragraph 4) means lack of ….
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Nutrient

    • D. 

      Education

    • E. 

      Entertainment

  • 12. 
            Male chauvinism (men's believe in male superiority) extends even into the area of automobile driving, it seems. They believe that they are far better drivers than women. Men consider women drivers incompetent, inattentive and even dangerous behind the wheel.        However, statistics prove that women are, in fact, safer drivers than men. For example, insurance rates for women are 20 percent than they are for men. Another proof is that more accidents are caused by male drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 than by any other groups. Also the greater percentage of accident involving death is caused by men.    Although women are criticized for being too cautious, they are really just being safe drivers.        The reason for women driver's safer habits can perhaps be  found in the differing attitudes of sexes toward automobiles as a convenience, like a washing machine.        On the other hand, men regard the automobile as an extension of their egos. Using it as a weapon when they feel particularly aggressive or using it as a status symbol.        In all, women are safer drivers because of their attitude. Men can learn to become safe drivers if they adopt the attitude that an automobile is merely a convenience.The text talks about ….
    • A. 

      Road accidents

    • B. 

      Women attitude towards automobile

    • C. 

      Male superiority in automobile driving

    • D. 

      A comparison between men and women drivers

    • E. 

      Statistics about the number of road accidents

  • 13. 
            Male chauvinism (men's believe in male superiority) extends even into the area of automobile driving, it seems. They believe that they are far better drivers than women. Men consider women drivers incompetent, inattentive and even dangerous behind the wheel.        However, statistics prove that women are, in fact, safer drivers than men. For example, insurance rates for women are 20 percent than they are for men. Another proof is that more accidents are caused by male drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 than by any other groups. Also the greater percentage of accident involving death is caused by men.    Although women are criticized for being too cautious, they are really just being safe drivers.        The reason for women driver's safer habits can perhaps be  found in the differing attitudes of sexes toward automobiles as a convenience, like a washing machine.        On the other hand, men regard the automobile as an extension of their egos. Using it as a weapon when they feel particularly aggressive or using it as a status symbol.        In all, women are safer drivers because of their attitude. Men can learn to become safe drivers if they adopt the attitude that an automobile is merely a convenience.In term of car accidents, the statistics proves that car accidents caused by ….
    • A. 

      Women are equal to that of men

    • B. 

      Men are lower than that of women

    • C. 

      Men are as high as that of women

    • D. 

      Men are higher than those of women

    • E. 

      Women are the same as that of men

  • 14. 
            Male chauvinism (men's believe in male superiority) extends even into the area of automobile driving, it seems. They believe that they are far better drivers than women. Men consider women drivers incompetent, inattentive and even dangerous behind the wheel.        However, statistics prove that women are, in fact, safer drivers than men. For example, insurance rates for women are 20 percent than they are for men. Another proof is that more accidents are caused by male drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 than by any other groups. Also the greater percentage of accident involving death is caused by men.    Although women are criticized for being too cautious, they are really just being safe drivers.        The reason for women driver's safer habits can perhaps be  found in the differing attitudes of sexes toward automobiles as a convenience, like a washing machine.        On the other hand, men regard the automobile as an extension of their egos. Using it as a weapon when they feel particularly aggressive or using it as a status symbol.        In all, women are safer drivers because of their attitude. Men can learn to become safe drivers if they adopt the attitude that an automobile is merely a convenience.Based on statistical data, which of the following is not in line with men drivers?
    • A. 

      They are safe and careful drivers.

    • B. 

      They cause more accidents than women.

    • C. 

      They consider themselves to be competent drivers.

    • D. 

      They feel that using a car shows status of symbol.

    • E. 

      They regard automobiles as an extension of their egos.

  • 15. 
            Male chauvinism (men's believe in male superiority) extends even into the area of automobile driving, it seems. They believe that they are far better drivers than women. Men consider women drivers incompetent, inattentive and even dangerous behind the wheel.        However, statistics prove that women are, in fact, safer drivers than men. For example, insurance rates for women are 20 percent than they are for men. Another proof is that more accidents are caused by male drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 than by any other groups. Also the greater percentage of accident involving death is caused by men.    Although women are criticized for being too cautious, they are really just being safe drivers.        The reason for women driver's safer habits can perhaps be  found in the differing attitudes of sexes toward automobiles as a convenience, like a washing machine.        On the other hand, men regard the automobile as an extension of their egos. Using it as a weapon when they feel particularly aggressive or using it as a status symbol.        In all, women are safer drivers because of their attitude. Men can learn to become safe drivers if they adopt the attitude that an automobile is merely a convenience.We can understand from the text that ….
    • A. 

      Men always criticize women for their bad driving attitude

    • B. 

      Men underestimate women

    • C. 

      Women show their egos by aggressive driving

    • D. 

      The statistic shows women drive the car carelessly

    • E. 

      Young women drivers get many accidents

  • 16. 
            Male chauvinism (men's believe in male superiority) extends even into the area of automobile driving, it seems. They believe that they are far better drivers than women. Men consider women drivers incompetent, inattentive and even dangerous behind the wheel.        However, statistics prove that women are, in fact, safer drivers than men. For example, insurance rates for women are 20 percent than they are for men. Another proof is that more accidents are caused by male drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 than by any other groups. Also the greater percentage of accident involving death is caused by men.    Although women are criticized for being too cautious, they are really just being safe drivers.        The reason for women driver's safer habits can perhaps be  found in the differing attitudes of sexes toward automobiles as a convenience, like a washing machine.        On the other hand, men regard the automobile as an extension of their egos. Using it as a weapon when they feel particularly aggressive or using it as a status symbol.        In all, women are safer drivers because of their attitude. Men can learn to become safe drivers if they adopt the attitude that an automobile is merely a convenience.“Men consider women drivers incompetent, inattentive, and even dangerous behind the wheel. (Paragraph 1). The underlined word means …. 
    • A. 

      Intent

    • B. 

      Furious

    • C. 

      Watchful

    • D. 

      Careless

    • E. 

      Indiscipline

  • 17. 
            Nuclear power is generated by using uranium, which is a metal mined in various parts of the world. The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956.        Some military ships and submarines have nuclear power plant for engines. Nuclear power produces around 11% of the world’s energy needed, and produces huge amounts of energy. It causes no pollution as you’d get when burning fossil fuels.The advantages of nuclear are as follows:1. It costs about the same as coal, so it’s not expensive to make2. It doesn’t produce smoke or carbon dioxide,so it doesn’t contribute to the greenhouse effect.3. It produces huge amounts of energy from small amount of uranium.4. It produces small amounts of waste.5. It is reliable        On the other hand, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it is reliable, a lot of money has to be spent on safety because if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster.        People are increasingly concerned about this. In the 1990’s nuclear power was the fastest growing source of power in many parts of the world. In 2005, it was the 2nd slowest-growing.The text discusses about ....
    • A. 

      Nuclear in general

    • B. 

      Nuclear biggest station

    • C. 

      The danger of radioactive

    • D. 

      The disadvantages of nuclear power

    • E. 

      The advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power

  • 18. 
            Nuclear power is generated by using uranium, which is a metal mined in various parts of the world. The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956.        Some military ships and submarines have nuclear power plant for engines. Nuclear power produces around 11% of the world’s energy needed, and produces huge amounts of energy. It causes no pollution as you’d get when burning fossil fuels.The advantages of nuclear are as follows:1. It costs about the same as coal, so it’s not expensive to make2. It doesn’t produce smoke or carbon dioxide,so it doesn’t contribute to the greenhouse effect.3. It produces huge amounts of energy from small amount of uranium.4. It produces small amounts of waste.5. It is reliable        On the other hand, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it is reliable, a lot of money has to be spent on safety because if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster.        People are increasingly concerned about this. In the 1990’s nuclear power was the fastest growing source of power in many parts of the world. In 2005, it was the 2nd slowest-growing.The opposite of dangerous is …….(paragraph 4)
    • A. 

      Vile

    • B. 

      Dull

    • C. 

      Safe

    • D. 

      Tiny

    • E. 

      Calm

  • 19. 
            Nuclear power is generated by using uranium, which is a metal mined in various parts of the world. The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956.        Some military ships and submarines have nuclear power plant for engines. Nuclear power produces around 11% of the world’s energy needed, and produces huge amounts of energy. It causes no pollution as you’d get when burning fossil fuels.The advantages of nuclear are as follows:1. It costs about the same as coal, so it’s not expensive to make2. It doesn’t produce smoke or carbon dioxide,so it doesn’t contribute to the greenhouse effect.3. It produces huge amounts of energy from small amount of uranium.4. It produces small amounts of waste.5. It is reliable        On the other hand, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it is reliable, a lot of money has to be spent on safety because if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster.        People are increasingly concerned about this. In the 1990’s nuclear power was the fastest growing source of power in many parts of the world. In 2005, it was the 2nd slowest-growing.Why is nuclear power very dangerous?
    • A. 

      Its radioactivity lasts long

    • B. 

      Uranium is renewable

    • C. 

      It is reliable

    • D. 

      It is cheap

    • E. 

      It is safe

  • 20. 
            Nuclear power is generated by using uranium, which is a metal mined in various parts of the world. The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956.        Some military ships and submarines have nuclear power plant for engines. Nuclear power produces around 11% of the world’s energy needed, and produces huge amounts of energy. It causes no pollution as you’d get when burning fossil fuels.The advantages of nuclear are as follows:1. It costs about the same as coal, so it’s not expensive to make2. It doesn’t produce smoke or carbon dioxide,so it doesn’t contribute to the greenhouse effect.3. It produces huge amounts of energy from small amount of uranium.4. It produces small amounts of waste.5. It is reliable        On the other hand, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it is reliable, a lot of money has to be spent on safety because if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster.        People are increasingly concerned about this. In the 1990’s nuclear power was the fastest growing source of power in many parts of the world. In 2005, it was the 2nd slowest-growing.Which statement is TRUE about nuclear?
    • A. 

      It is reliable

    • B. 

      It is costly to make

    • C. 

      It causes air pollution

    • D. 

      It affects the greenhouse

    • E. 

      It produces small amounts of energy

  • 21. 
    Spanish Thief Saw Himself as Robin Hood-Like Bandit        Madrid (Reuters) - Spain's most wanted thief, "The Loner," saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.       Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than 30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.        "I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid being arrested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.        Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.        The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery-Reuters What is the text about?
    • A. 

      The websites of newspaper EI Pais and EI Mundo

    • B. 

      Spanish media reporter, Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa

    • C. 

      The arresting of Spains's most wanted thief in Portugal

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      A submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery

    • E. 

      A Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood

  • 22. 
    Spanish Thief Saw Himself as Robin Hood-Like Bandit        Madrid (Reuters) - Spain's most wanted thief, "The Loner," saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.       Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than 30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.        "I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid being arrested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.        Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.        The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery-Reuters Before being arrested, Jaime Jimenez Arbe . . . in Spain
    • A. 

      Had just robbed a policeman.

    • B. 

      Had robbed 30 banks

    • C. 

      Would have killed three officers of the law

    • D. 

      Had robbed insurance companies

    • E. 

      Had been working for companies

  • 23. 
    Spanish Thief Saw Himself as Robin Hood-Like Bandit        Madrid (Reuters) - Spain's most wanted thief, "The Loner," saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.       Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than 30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.        "I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid being arrested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.        Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.        The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery-ReutersThe reason why "The Loner" robbed the banks is because . . . .
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      His lawyer helped him

    • B. 

      He was the most wanted thief in Spain

    • C. 

      He was accused of killing three policemen

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      He believed that the banks stole money from the public

    • E. 

      He was himself as a Robin Hood-style figure

  • 24. 
    Spanish Thief Saw Himself as Robin Hood-Like Bandit        Madrid (Reuters) - Spain's most wanted thief, "The Loner," saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.       Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than 30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.        "I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid being arrested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.        Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.        The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery-Reuters"Trilo-Figueroa, said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig .... (Paragraph 3)The underlined word "disguised" means . . . .
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      Changed appearance

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      Reduced confidence

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      Damaged reputation

    • D. 

      Exposed to view

    • E. 

      Made known

  • 25. 
    Spanish Thief Saw Himself as Robin Hood-Like Bandit        Madrid (Reuters) - Spain's most wanted thief, "The Loner," saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.       Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than 30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.        "I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid being arrested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.        Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.        The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery-ReutersWhat is the purpose of the text?
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      To share the readers about Loner's experience

    • B. 

      To entertain the readers with the unusual story

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      To inform the readers about spanish thief that saw as Robin Hood-Like

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      To describe personal identity of the Loner

    • E. 

      To retell the important event ever happened in Spain

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